Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has revealed the Federal government’s decision to support the U.S. visa ban on Nigerians who may try to undermine the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The minister disclosed this information during a speech at the 20th Edition of President Mohammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) in Abuja, on Monday, January 30.
He stated that the Buhari-led administration remains committed to ensuring free, fair and credible elections.
Lai Mohammed stated: “As a government, we are proud to say that no administration, since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, has shown more fidelity to the democratic process than ours.
“No President, since 1999, has been as unambiguous as President Muhammadu Buhari, in word and in deed, with regards to leaving office after the constitutionally-stipulated two term.
He also added: “Let those who undermine our democracy be sanctioned, and let them carry their own cross. As a government, we have no reason to worry because our hands are clean.”
He further stressed that President Buhari efforts to support the INEC in preparing for the elections, signing the Electoral Act 2022 into law and introducing other electoral innovations.